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Surrendered to the Sea

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  58 reviews
When an omega werewolf cast himself into the sea, he never expected someone would be there to catch him...

Omega Devon Griffith feels like his life is already over; he's failed out of school and it's just a matter of time before his parents arrange a loveless mating for the good of the pack. He wants someone to love him for himself, but it seems like he's missed his chance.
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 186 pages
Published June 28th 2017
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Dessa Lux I definitely have plans for a sequel! It won't be my next book (unless something goes wildly wrong), because I started writing something unrelated whi…moreI definitely have plans for a sequel! It won't be my next book (unless something goes wildly wrong), because I started writing something unrelated while editing this one and now I'm halfway into it, but I would love to come back to my Sea/Wolf boys, so hopefully!! :D(less)

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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

This is a rather unconventional love story about a werewolf omega and a sea god.

The writing style is lovely and evocative, but perhaps better suited to describing feelings and imagery than dialogue. Indeed, too many experiences are briefly summarized vs. being sketched on page in vivid detail.

This is a fantasy, and the world building is tenuous at best, but I really loved Lir the lost sea god and how hard he tried to make Devon happy.

Devon was so depressed, he called to the sea when he w
Rachel Emily
OMG! Ooh my goodness. I loved, LOVED, loooooovvvvvvvvveeeeeddddd this story! I thought it was original, unique, well written, and I totally loved every minute of this story. I wasn't sure what to expect since this is a new author for me, but I just loved this.

Lir is a sea god who doesn't have much compassion or understanding of caring for someone else, and he thinks that when Devon falls into his part of the ocean, it's the perfect opportunity to prove his father wrong. Devon is an omega and is
Jul 09, 2017 marked it as dnf
DNF at 50%

While this is a very sweet book and I really liked the characters, the fact that they live on an 'island' and are making plans to live there with their babies (Devon is pregnant) feels extremely claustrophobic to me.

I get that things cannot stay like this and they will probably find another solution in the second half, but the fact that they're both totally okay with living this isolated and bringing kids into the world on a 'deserted island' is too much for me. I could understand thi
I surrendered..... 3.25 Stars!

How about this?

Virgin omega
Minor sea god
Ocean Rescue
Terraforming plastics
Hot Heat
Natural slick
Naughty knotting
New life
Deep secrets
Stormy reveal
Penitent plea
Happy mates
Shifter baby

I enjoyed this! Didn’t LOVE it. Why? I’m not sure. There was heat, and sexy times—lots of it! But something was slightly off. I didn’t really feel the chemistry between the god and the werewolf, although I did feel their love at the end.

In all, an interesting premise for a story.

5 Hearts

Devon Griffith is unhappy and slightly depressed as we meet the young Omega aboard a rented yacht with his family in the middle of the sea. Devon doesn’t want an arranged marriage to some Alpha who his family can profit off of for social and financial status, Devon wants to be taken care of, to love and to be loved equally in return. In a moment of despair, he decides to take fate into his own hands and plunges into the cold sea, offering himself to the dark depths if the moon won’t have
~nikki the recovering book addict
Wow! Very unique!

This is the first book by Dessa Lux for me and I'm honestly blown away. It definitely had more plot and layers than the usual mpreg story so I'm majorly impressed.

This story was unique and fun and really pulled my heart strings. I don't know if this is the beginning of a series but I'm hoping it is!
3.3 Stars

Dragged on a bit, and while I loved how her Omega series combined sexy werewolf porn with emotional elements, this one was too heavy on the introspection. I was really just here for the knotting & mpreg and got more story than I was expecting...
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, own-have, z-11-utc
Wow, I'm not even sure where to start with this book. I must not have read the blurb well, because I had no idea that one of the MCs was a sea god. That alone would normally have turned me off the book, but since I didn't know, I stuck it out to see how things turned out. Honestly, it wasn't a bad read overall, but I just didn't see the characters really connect and I thought that Devon seemed almost clinically depressed. ...more
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
I received an advance copy from the author, without any obligation to review but it is honestly my pleasure to talk about this story a little.

Mpreg is usually not something I enjoy but as usual Dessa Lux can make me enjoy anything she tackles and this rating is actually closer to 4 and a half stars.

Despite having read a lot of Dessa's books at this point I had no idea what to expect from a book that combines wolf shifters and a Sea God. This story definitely kept zigging when I expected it to za
Sara Bauer
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Dessa Lux never fails to impress, but this new love story between a sea god and his werewolf is freaking phenomenal. I realize the pairing is unexpected, but once you meet Devon and Lir, it just works. They have immediate chemistry. Almost just as amazing as their love story is the world Lux creates, including Lir’s island-building abilities and Devon’s magical trips beneath the sea. With a meaningful array of side characters, Surrendered to the Sea is an entertaining, sexy, complex book about w ...more
Beth doesn't write  enough reviews
A beautiful story of a sea god and an omega werewolf finding what it takes to make them happy.

There are many poignant moments that captured my heart.
Wandering Reader

Good writing, well presented points of view, unique storyline and lots of fantasy.

I see there may be a sequel or a series with these characters and I am completely here for it.

I thought this was a very cute story and I am glad to have read it- it put a smile on my face and I can't wait for Mar and Harvey's story!

However, I had one major issue with this book. I didn't think Lir deserved to be blamed for what he was blamed for. (view spoiler)
Laura  H
Now this book was unexpected in the best of ways for me, I went into it looking for lighthearted and fluffy happy feels which it definitely has but its also so much more then that. The world building and descriptions here are stunning, the island especially and how all the gods powers worked I just thought was incredible. I really felt like could see it all unfold which was wonderful.

Also has two amazing MCs in Devon and Lir who are both flawed in their own way, they have a lot of miscommunicat
Jess Hale
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
A comfortable, unsurprising read. (Well, unsurprising as long as you go in expecting things like mpreg and A/B/O dynamics.)

I liked the way the relationship between Lir and Devon ended up, it felt like a healthy dynamic. I didn't really feel like there were any huge stakes or conflicts on the journey there, and apart from wishing that the two protagonists had spent longer getting to know each other before the sexy times commenced, I found this a perfectly pleasant way to spend some time.

Dessa's w
Fun and interesting take on the ABO trope!

I really enjoyed this one, probably because it felt like a really fresh and unique twist on the classic werewolf ABO. There's not a ton of world-building here, which I would have liked more of, but didn't really feel was hugely necessary to the story TBH. The characters were lovely, and I found Lir and his story particularly fascinating.

I'd definitely read more in this 'verse, and it certainly seemed like the author has set up a couple for book two sho
Oct 02, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
I really enjoy this author's fanfiction but this book did not work at all for me. The worldbuilding was clunky, and I know it's a fantasy but I cannot get behind the idea that living in total isolation in the middle of the ocean on an island made of literal garbage and algae would be at all enjoyable for anyone. ...more
Original and creative storyline, but a bit too tinged by sadness for my liking.
Lisa The Novel Approach
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, mpreg
Okay I am going to spill it here and say three things you should know before reading this review of Surrendered to the Sea: one, the story was super sweet and fantasy from beginning to end. Two, both characters had heaps of unresolved depression that oddly worked in their favor to keep them in a love bubble, for a time, until reality finally broke through and made them both come to terms with it, and three, this is a paranormal story; it is not reality; it was not meant to be reality; and applyi ...more
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-book-reviews
Opposites Attract

Take one depressed werewolf, make him an Omega; take one creature of the sea and up his status to sea god who can take any shape. Make them fall in love and isolate them on a handmade island and you got one heck of a story.

This story intrigued me and surprised me. I love mermen stories and I love werewolf stories, so I thought, wow, combining them into one story should be awesome. I was not disappointed.

The plot is sweet and romantic and the characters are developed in such a w
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a genuinely enjoyable book. I started reading it just before going to sleep to give myself a taste to look forward to. Instead of waiting, I found myself reading it the whole time I was working (I still worked too!)

There is Devon, young omega werewolf who is depressed to the point that he simply doesn't function. The world is gray, he just wants to sleep, and there is nothing he can think of the make him happy. I always find it interesting when a privileged and wealthy person has menta
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
So sweet and sensitive! Lir as a sea god who goes from someone who must learn to care for "someone" (a human) by order of his father to someone who is beautifully, deeply in love. This was a book that was so tender and touching that I got misty-eyed more than a few times. Lir seems a blank slate at the beginning of the book, someone who cares only caring for his territory and doesn't even really connect with his other sea god brothers. But he has hidden depths and history that we discover teasin ...more
Joyfully Jay
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

First off, there is a LOT going on in Surrendered to the Sea. If I were to go over everything, I’d be writing for days. I’m going to try and give you a bare bones idea of the story, but I’d like for you to consider reading this one for yourselves to get the full gist of it all.

Lir and Devon were great characters. They were fully fleshed out, multi-dimensioned men with thoughts, emotions, wants, and needs. I loved how the author managed to take the time to accompli
Claudia Lezár

To my ratings:
A 3,5* is clicked with a 4* but in review marked as 3,5*:

5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow-Away-book like ‘Jesse's Smile’ or ‘Joey’ from Angelique Jurd, ‘Save the the kids’ series
from EM Leya, ‘Love’s Tethered Heart’ from C.L. Etta or ‘Liberty’ from Seth King),
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books and Davidson Kings 'Haven Hart'-series
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was unexpectedly precious. Devon is a young omega werewolf who is quite literally lost. He has no idea what he wants, in fact there is nothing he can muster even the slightest interest to want - he jumps to the sea and unintentionally gives himself to the resident sea-god - Lir.
Lir is one of many sons of Father North and he has been tasked by his father to learn about 'land dwellers' and their ways, he has a year to achieve this or he will be banished. Lir finds Devon in his part of the se
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one ridiculously much!!! It was extremely well written with hardly any mistakes-if indeed there were any at all. The character development was A+, natural, slow, but not sluggish. The characters had depth and growth and didn't stagnate, weren't written unrealistically. Subjects were broached with realism and care, but not dragged out. The parents were a nice surprise, and you really got the sense of Devon's world view with depression versus a healthier mental state. I admit the ONLY ...more
Jennifer Lavoie
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly deep and entertaining

I never would have thought a shifter book between a werewolf and a sea god would work, but here we are. Lir and Devon's story was entertaining and had moments of depth and left me in tears.

The author does a wonderful job of highlighting Devon's depression. As someone who suffers, the description of the fog he feels is so accurate. Depression is more than just feeling sad, and it is captured perfectly in Devon. In a sense, Lir, too, is depressed, and it was sho
May 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was an interesting set-up and an interesting world. There were some aspects that didn't quite work for me. Sorry to say I didn't much like the omega wolf (I've already forgotten his name), I found him immature. Lir was a likable character, trying to make his land-dweller happy. I wasn't expecting mpreg and not sure I liked how this was written and didn't feel much of a connection between them. I felt like much of the book was about how Lir was building this island for his wolf and I wound u ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sensual Book

I love this book because it is about romance with a god, any god is very different from any mortal male just like any goddess is very different from any mortal female, and this book is definitely a refreshing book because it is not sensual to be in a romantic relationship with anyone unless they are a god, a goddess of God Almighty obviously, because obviously naturally all mortals are not sensual, even though modern civilization sexualizes mortal females which is really stupid becau
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